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Opinion: Why Elliot Daly Is England’s Best Player In Years

England coach Eddie Jones has been eulogising about his team’s latest winger, Wasps’ Elliot Daly, but beneath the veneer of the Australian’s facetious hyperbole is a genuine excitement about one of the country’s brightest talents. Some players get thrown in at the deep end early on in their careers, individuals like Bath’s Anthony Watson who made his international debut at …

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Five Players Who Furthered A Case For Lions Inclusion Last Weekend

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Warren Gatland is announced as the Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand during the British and Irish Lions Press Conference at Standard Life House on September 7, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Another pulsating weekend of international rugby has passed and there were some stand-out ties. As all the talk is surrounding those all important World Cup seedings which will be determined at the end of the season, there is also the back-drop of the scrap to be included in Warren Gatland’s Lions plans. Here, we look at five players who will have …

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The England ‘Australia And New Zealand’ XV

We’ve put together a team of Kiwis and Aussies that have either played for England or English individuals who have a close connection to either country. 1) Perry Freshwater Current loosehead Mako Vunipola is of Tongan heritage, but was born in Wellington before moving to Wales in his early childhood. However, former Leicester Tigers prop Perry Freshwater has more of …

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We Speak To IRUPA & The PFAI About Life After Sport In Ireland Today

Aviva Stadium Opening Ceremony 14/5/2010 General view of the Tricolour, IRFU, FAI flags Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Venture capitalist and Angel investor Chris Sacca, who became a billionaire after investing in tech companies like Twitter, Uber and Instagram, is a big name in California’s famed tech hub Silicon Valley. Located just south of the San Francisco Bay Area, the valley is home to some of the biggest tech companies in the world and it’s a place where start-up companies …

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Analysis: How Much Would Bonus Points Actually Impact The Six Nations?

After the final weekend of the 2015 RBS Six Nations, pundits and fans alike were crying out for bonus points to be included within the tournament. The discussion came around because the top three teams were tied on points and knew the winner would be dictated by points difference, providing all three teams won. The outcome was an amazing climax to the final …

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Pics: Australia Release New Jersey Ahead Of 2016 International Season

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 15: The All Blacks perform the haka during The Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies at Eden Park on August 15, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Australia have released their new rugby union jersey for the 2016 season. The Wallabies had a successful year in 2015, capturing an unlikely Rugby Championship title, and reaching the final of the World Cup. However, they are going for a new look this season, and the new edition has several subtle changes. Your 2016 @Qantas #Wallabies jersey thanks to @ASICSaustralia. …

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Australian Rugby Union Post Worst Financial Loss In Over A Decade

The Australian Rugby Union has recorded its worst financial loss in over a decade, recording a deficit of €6.57 million last year. ARU Chief Executive Bill Pulver described the loss “as the last of an extremely difficult number of years” and attributed the lack of visiting teams and the financial survival of the Melbourne Rebels as primary contributors to the loss. “It’s …

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The RFU Could Be Changing The Name Of Twickenham Stadium

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: A general view of Twickenham Stadium on July 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Twickenham remains the only national rugby stadium in Ireland and Britain to not have sold its naming rights. The Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Principality Stadium in Wales and BT Murrayfield in Scotland have all been sponsored, and it appears that England may follow suit. Speaking to the Guardian, CEO of the RFU Ian Ritchie said that the union would be …

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The Three Top Targets For The South Africa Head Coach Role

Heyneke Meyer was head coach of the South Africa national team for the entire World Cup cycle building up to England in 2015. While he did succeed in building a young team, the World Cup was ultimately deemed a failure. The Springboks were shocked in the opening game after Eddie Jones’ Japan side recorded an historic win. However, the ‘Boks …

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